Stories tagged: marijuana
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
Could hemp be Washington’s next cash crop? Lawmakers eye new system amid CBD boom, marijuana expansion
Both chambers of the Washington Legislature have passed laws that would create a state system for licensing hemp production. The long-outlawed cousin of marijuana hasn’t taken off in the Evergreen …
Tue., March 19, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use.
Sat., March 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane City Council passed a measure at the end of 2015 that would allow those with misdemeanor marijuana convictions to petition the court for their record to be cleared. …
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Washington bill would allow parents to give students marijuana extract drugs on public school grounds
The bill, which has been introduced twice before in the Washington Legislature, is intended to allow students with a documented condition treated by marijuana to receive the drug on campuses, …
Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:24 p.m.
The Washington Senate has passed a measure that makes it easier for people with previous misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions to have those convictions vacated.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
YAKIMA – Yakima County is taking legal action to shut down more than 20 banned recreational marijuana businesses operating in unincorporated areas of the county. County officials gave the businesses …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
The Whitman County Commissioners approved an ordinance Monday enacting a six-month moratorium on businesses that produce, process or sell marijuana in the unincorporated areas of Whitman County.
Sat., March 2, 2019, 12:54 p.m.
Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted …
Fri., March 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
A popular Spokane pediatrician who sold his medical practice last year is facing charges of felony stalking and possession of marijuana in Idaho.
Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:59 a.m.
If you think the ‘flower children’ in the 1960s was where today’s love of pot started, you need to go back further.
Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:43 a.m.
Go ahead and browse all you want at Toker Friendly.
Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:41 a.m.
Dr. Sunil Kumar Aggarwal is one of several physicians who recently founded the Advanced Integrative Medical Science Institute in Seattle in 2018.
Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:23 a.m.
You might expect California, America’s biggest consumer marketplace, to be bursting with cannabis stores since recreational weed became legalized in 2018.
Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:15 a.m.
Modern research on possible pharmacological uses for the cannabis plant started in the 1940s with the discovery of cannabidiol, a compound connected to pain relief.
Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:04 a.m.
Not too long ago, David LaMoureaux felt he had lost his faith in Washington’s medical marijuana system.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 12:47 p.m.
No, you’re not smoking something. Martha Stewart is really joining the cannabis craze.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
A former employee at retail marijuana shop Canna4Life is accused of embezzling approximately $180,000 from the downtown Clarkston business over seven months.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 12:36 p.m.
About 50 people crowded into the Whitman County Commissioners’ chambers on Monday at the Whitman County Courthouse in Colfax and listened to County Prosecutor Denis Tracy explain how a moratorium …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9:40 p.m.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks smoking age, marijuana, guns and Donald Trump in podcast
Ferguson said he’s confident the Washington Legislature will pass a bill this session increasing the legal smoking age to 21 and is eyeing a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s …
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
Greg Deckard, chairman and president of State Bank Northwest, doesn’t do business with marijuana companies. But he argued before members of Congress that a bill that would shield his bank …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Since starting Fairwinds, a Vancouver-based cannabis company, in 2014, James and Wendy Hull said they’ve heard from customers who’ve praised their products for helping them with pain, anxiety and other …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:50 a.m.
A plan that could wipe out as many as 200,000 misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions for Washington adults was sent to a Senate budget committee Thursday after efforts to restrict its …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 7:18 a.m.
On Monday, the issue of exotic animals being kept as pets was raised when a tiger was discovered by pot smokers in an abandoned Houston house. “A tiger is a …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
Washington could wipe out as many as 200,000 convictions for misdemeanor marijuana possession for adults who don’t have anything else on their criminal records.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Last fall, Uncle Ike’s, a Seattle cannabis retailer, began random third-party testing of all of its products for pesticides or other contaminants.
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
House committee considers ban on billboard ads for marijuana stores.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 9:17 p.m.
Chronic pain tops the list of reasons people give when they enroll in state medical marijuana programs, followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 4:52 a.m.
Information is everything to Jim MacRae.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 4:21 a.m.
While many Washington cities and towns are actively encouraging and promoting cannabis tourism and commerce, the tourist town of Leavenworth continues to pass on allowing pot shops or other marijuana …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 4:17 a.m.
Before the 2018 midterm elections, cannabis advocates met at the Boise Public Library to discuss their desire to see legislative changes regarding both medical and recreational cannabis in Idaho.